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hoping to borrow a device to measure grade or steepness
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October 18, 2015
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Hello--

I would like to borrow a device to measure grade or steepness of a road in the City of Poughkeepsie- Miller Road, off of Wilbur Boulevard, connecting to Cedar Avenue--

I thought perhaps someone who hikes would have a device or means to measure trail steepness- not necessarily "elevation", but the angle that the road surface (or hiking trail) rises from the level.

my intent, if someone is willing, is to do this measuring, as well as two other hills near the location I described above, and then I am done- so this would not be "borrowing" for any length of time, not even overnight, so if the person who has this device can just meet me, help me do the calculation, then they are free to go and can take their device with them.

Thanks!

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